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March 10, 2016

Behind the artifacts

The doors were locked, and the sun had gone down, but things were stirring inside the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center on Friday night.

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For the twentieth year in a row, the Washburn Dollars for Scholars board is putting on a Dinner and Dance for the community, allowing attendees to slip into the world of "Gone With The Wind" in a night of themed food, decor and entertainment.

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March 2, 2016

Making strides

It’s only been about 14 months since McLean County Sheriff J.R. Kerzmann took over the position, but big changes have already taken place - jail income is up, a new chain of command and schedule are in use and morale is through the roof.

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February 24, 2016

Jumping for joy

Washburn elementary and middle school students gathered in the Olde Gym last Friday afternoon...

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February 24, 2016

Students complete course

Washburn seniors celebrated another step in their education with a certificate presentation and pizza party last Wednesday, after completing the Everfi Financial Literacy program under Farmers Security Bank.

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February 17, 2016

‘Just me and my dogs’

Even at a young age, Jim Ryder knew he wanted to be a musher, or dog sledder, if you will.

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February 17, 2016

Calm amid chaos

Ten monitors sit in front of her, another three behind her.

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Butler Machinery will provide three motorgraders as McLean County goes from owning to leasing.

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February 10, 2016

10-4, K-9

The McLean County Sheriff’s Department is looking to expand its number of employees, adding two more sets of eyes, and four more pairs of legs to the team.

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